Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 04 July 2020
Jul 15 On this day in history robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32
Jul 15 Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence on this day in history.
Jul 16 NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee on this day in history.
Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) in the year 1940.
Jul 18 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.
Jul 18 In the year 1940 the first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct
Jul 19 In the year 1940 hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders
Jul 19 Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai in the year 1940.
Jul 20 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands on this day in history.
Jul 20 On this day in history singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1
Jul 20 On this day in history y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide
Jul 21 James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina) in the year 1940.
Jul 21 In the year 1940 soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Jul 22 Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) on this day in history.
Jul 22 Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks on this day in history.
Jul 23 On this day in history "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
Jul 23 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London on this day in history.
Jul 24 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands on this day in history.
Jul 25 On this day in history john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R
Jul 26 Formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) in the year 1940.
Jul 27 In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
Jul 27 In the year 1940 bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.
Jul 28 On this day in history johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
Jul 28 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater) in the year 1940.
Jul 28 Radio Orange, London begins in the year 1940.
Jul 29 Urk soccer team forms in the year 1940.
Jul 30 On this day in history clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
Jul 30 On this day in history the birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor
Jul 31 On this day in history 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)
Jul 31 Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel on this day in history.
Aug 01 First expulsion of Jews from Cracow on this day in history.
Aug 01 In the year 1940 hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.
Aug 02 In the year 1940 clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
Aug 03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies in the year 1940.